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We're Hiring! Senior Editor-Permanent Position (Closed)


Department: Publishing

Type of vacancy: Permanent

Position: Senior Editor

Starting month: September 2017

Gill Education, Ireland’s leading publisher of educational and trade titles, is seeking a Senior Editor for its demanding education department. The successful candidate will be an experienced structural copy-editor who will work with authors to improve and craft material to ensure it is of the highest quality for publishing.


Key responsibilities/tasks

  • Project managing own list of titles.
  • Copy-editing, structural/development editing and proofreading.
  • Preparing design-ready Word files using styling templates.
  • Preparing typesetting, design and cover briefs.
  • Liaising with authors, designers, illustrators and typesetters.
  • Picture research/commissioning artwork.
  • Monitoring and maintaining the quality of content.
  • Copyright clearance.
  • Training and supervising junior staff as appropriate.
  • Managing freelance editors as required.

Key competencies/experience

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time efficiently.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to coordinate various elements required to deliver projects.
  • Ability to work across functions effectively.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and conscientiousness.
  • Decision-making and initiative.


  • Third level qualification.
  • 2–3 years’ experience as an editor.
  • Experience editing highly illustrated textbooks would be desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word (creating templates, macros, etc.), Excel and Outlook.


Apply with CV and cover letter by Wednesday, 30 August, to Deborah Marsh, Directors’ & Editorial Assistant, Gill Education, Hume Avenue, Park West, Dublin 12.

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